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Fellow Blues,

 

My name is Austin, and I have quite the story on becoming an Everton Fan. Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (USA), and was always into American Football, hockey, and amateur wrestling (was decent enough to compete in college at a high NCAA level).

 

After college, I moved to Chicago, Illinois where I met an Everton supporter at a bar by chance (not shockingly, he was drinking beer watching Saturday morning Premier League football muttering to himself). Heard his accent and asked the 'best way to get into the beautiful game as an American'. His advice was to "pick a team, support them, and soon I would gain a vested interest in their success and pageantry.

 

He surely wasn't wrong; so we more or less decided that we would support each other's favorite teams. So he became a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fan, and I became an Everton supporter. Last season was my first full season as a fan, and I must say it was awesome. It really was fantastic to be able to get up Saturday morning and try to continue to learn more and more about the game. Understanding and beginning to learn the nuances of Premier League football (fuck the Koppites), was quite an experience.

 

I now have both of this year's kits, just the tops; I've been told if I ever wear the shorts and the jersey I would be quite the wanker. But just wanted to reach out to all and say the Blues have a life-long supporter in Maryland United States!

 

Go Blues! NSNO!

 

Cheers,

 

Austin

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Austin, you do realise that its a lifetime commitment? I saw my first game in 1946, don't get to the games now as I live just outside London, but I still think Kopites are wankers.

 

 

I've been told, by my friend Gethin, that if I ever give up rooting for the blue crest that I am a wanker bulldog chewing on a pissed on thistle. His quotes are hilarious. Once describing an unattractive female as a "bulldog chewing up a wasp". Impressive analogy!

 

Excited about the new stadium on the docks, and already have plans for seeing a mid-week game and saturday premiership game in the same week in October.

 

Cheers!

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Good to have you on board Austin, I played American football for 4 years for a team in the British NFL called Swindon Steelers, loved the game played end, are you still involved with football, or have you ditched the pads.

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Austin, you do realise that its a lifetime commitment? I saw my first game in 1946, don't get to the games now as I live just outside London, but I still think Kopites are wankers.

He doesn't have a choice in it now :lol:

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Good to have you on board Austin, I played American football for 4 years for a team in the British NFL called Swindon Steelers, loved the game played end, are you still involved with football, or have you ditched the pads.

 

 

Life-long Green Bay Packers fan... Can't get enough NFL and Premiership talk! Fantastic combination for Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons!

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MD and you root for the packers? what about skins or ravens?

 

Very long story. Born and raised in Pittsburgh. My dad was born and raised in Philadelphia, his parents were too poor to buy an Eagles jersey for him. Grandfather went to a thrift shop and they had a Bart Starr jersey on sale for $0.50 and that was all my grandfather could afford, so he got him that jersey and the rest is history!

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and outside of football I follow rugby.

 

League I follow the mighty Saints (St Helens)

Union I follow Leinster from Ireland.

 

Grid iron not a great fan as it takes too long and it is just grunt, throw and kick to the uninitiated person like me. However I do like the first team I ever heard of who I later found out are as popular as herpes over there. Dallas Cowboys. can not say I follow them much though.

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My lady's brother is in the Naval Academy out there, Austin. I'll probably be spending some time in the area within the next couple years.

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

Fingers crossed Trump hasn't exploded the World by then :unsure:.

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So he became a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fan, and I became an Everton supporter.

 

A good recommendation for him, Austin - though I have to say it through gritted teeth (Flyers' fan since '96).

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My lady's brother is in the Naval Academy out there, Austin. I'll probably be spending some time in the area within the next couple years.

 

Welcome to the forum.

Cheers mate, if you're ever in the area you have a place to stay as a Blue.

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